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Honeywell PC42t Desktop Thermal Transfer and Direct Thermal Printer PC42TWE01013

PC42t, RoW, Black, Latin fonts, USB, 1´ core, EU PC
Excl. Tax: £165.80 Incl. Tax: £198.96

Honeywell PC42t Desktop Thermal Transfer and Direct Thermal Printer PC42TWE01213

PC42T USB and Serial Row, 1" Core, Latin Fonts, EU, Black
Excl. Tax: £175.70 Incl. Tax: £210.84

Honeywell PC42t Desktop Thermal Transfer and Direct Thermal Printer PC42TWE01313

PC42T USB Serial and Ethernet Row, 1" Core, Latin Fonts EU, Black
Excl. Tax: £196.00 Incl. Tax: £235.20

Based on more than 40 years of bar code printing innovations, the PC42t desktop printer sets new standards for userfriendliness and affordability. Exceptionally compact and easy to use, this printer is simple to install and is ready to print quickly. Quiet, reliable operation and intuitive design make the PC42t the right fit for light-duty labeling applications in a variety of industries.

Available in either 12.7 mm (½ in) or 25.4 mm (1 in) ribbon core configurations, the PC42t supports media as wide as 110 mm (4.3 in) and fits right into existing printing environments. The 25.4 mm configuration is compatible with ribbon lengths up to 300 m (984 ft)—more than four times the length of competitive offerings. With support for longer ribbons, downtime is reduced and ribbons can be shared with larger printers to provide increased media flexibility.

The PC42t includes broad, industry standard connectivity. Up to four ports are built-in: standard USB device and USB host, plus optional serial or serial+Ethernet. With a user-installable USB-to-parallel cable, the PC42t easily drops into virtually any environment. With its compact size, common media specifications, and support for ZPL-II and EPL emulation, along with Honeywell’s popular Direct Protocol (DP), the PC42t provides an easy upgrade path from a variety of legacy Intermec and competitive printers.

With its affordable price and modern features, the PC42t represents a smart solution for the small or medium business looking to improve productivity in label making operations. Economical to purchase and use, the PC42t is also a great choice for those looking to deploy thermal label printing for the first time, or for those transitioning away from more expensive inkjet- or laser-based label printing methods.


Customer Reviews

Good little printers
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I have a start up eCommerce company. Volumes are not huge but I wanted to invest in a unit that would scale up with us. Were pleased with these printers and I think we should be good for next couple of year before we need to scale up again. We only use the direct thermal element for shipping label printing which as worked perfectly and the labels look super sharp. I would recommend getting the decent labels as we tried some cheap ones and they were very poor, we use the zebra ones which are only a few pence more but worth it.
- Posted on 16 June 2017
Great little printer
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easy to config.
- Posted on 25 April 2017
Great printer for our business
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We run a SME online mail order business and we are running four of these units shipping around 200 parcels a day. The printers were almost plug and play and have been very reliable.
- Posted on 30 March 2017
Great value
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all good so far !
- Posted on 18 May 2016
Very pleased
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I called Peak Ryzex looking for a replacement for our old Zebra printers. Peak Ryzex listened to what my requirements were and suggested this printer which was nice as they did not try and sell me the most expensive printer but the right one for my needs. A demo printer was sent out to us in a couple of days which made the decision even easier as we could test it in our environment before committing. Great service , great product.
- Posted on 8 February 2016
Great value for money
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Much cheaper that the alternatives and just as good quality. Time will tell if it lasts as long as my Intermec printers.
- Posted on 7 December 2015

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Ethernet stations communicate by sending each other data packets: blocks of data individually sent and delivered. As with other IEEE 802 LANs, each Ethernet station is given a 48-bit MAC address. The MAC addresses are used to specify both the destination and the source of each data packet. Ethernet establishes link level connections, which can be defined using both the destination and source addresses. On reception of a transmission, the receiver uses the destination address to determine whether the transmission is relevant to the station or should be ignored. Network interfaces normally do not accept packets addressed to other Ethernet stations.


USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication, and power supply between computers and electronic devices.USB was designed to standardise the connection of computer peripherals (including keyboards, pointing devices, digital cameras, printers, portable media players, disk drives and network adapters) to personal computers, both to communicate and to supply electric power. It has become commonplace on other devices, such as smartphones, PDAs and video game consoles. USB has effectively replaced a variety of earlier interfaces, such as serial and parallel ports, as well as separate power chargers for portable devices.


In computing, a serial port is a serial communication interface through which information transfers in or out one bit at a time (in contrast to a parallel port)


203 DPI

Barcode printing in 203 DPI is great for text, numbers, and codes, but may appear a bit grainy or pixelated. You can improve the print quality of a barcode printed in 200 DPI by making the barcode physically larger on your label, but you may not have enough space to do this on your label. If you decide to do this, please note that each barcode must be scaled proportionately, since the aspect ratio of each barcode is strictly defined by each barcode symbology.203 DPI Printers are the fastest barcode printers and are suitable for high volume applications. 

Printing Method

Thermal Transfer

Thermal transfer involves the thermal print head elements (dots) heating the backside of a thermal transfer ribbon to melt and transfer the compounds on the front side of the ribbon to the label. Print head life in direct thermal printing applications is significantly reduced when compared to thermal transfer printing applications. Generally speaking, a company should anticipate direct thermal print heads providing an expected lifetime of 25% - 50% of a thermal transfer print head. As an example, if a company is printing 10 million, six inch long labels per period with an expected thermal transfer print head life of 4 million inches, they would expect to replace the print head 15 times. If the same application were direct thermal, they would expect to replace the print head 30 – 60 times. Depending upon throughput volumes, the cost differential may be significant and has to be considered in any evaluation.